About You

  • Corporate

  • Medical Insurance

  • Self Referred

The charts show our client base is all populations in society and we like it that way.

It varies from gym addicts, seasoned gardeners, keen athletes or those purely interested in keeping their body in the best working order they can.

If you are struggling after having children, sitting at your desk or have been injured playing your sport, we can help you. We treat a real mix of new and long standing problems and look for the best way to take the pain away and fix the root cause of the problem.

Our expertise gained through treating elite athletes and professional sports teams is just one of the elements helping us develop treatment programs to improve all our clients’ strength and performance

Treatment Guide

A variety of sports involve impact whether that be as a normal part of the sport (eg. rugby) or as a part of the sport when the skill has stopped working (eg. falling of a horse or falling off a bicycle). In these situations we are prone to ignore the problem hoping it goes away.  If they are big impacts they WON’T go away as the soft tissue will be affected deep towards the bone and it will not be as mobile and flexible as before.

Our body will cope, but it will begin to adapt negatively. We believe at Response Physio that this will cause problems in the future. By looking at the problem as soon as it happens we can ease the immediate symptoms and make positive changes for years to come.

These injuries come out of the blue and happen to body either by an external force applied to the body e.g. hit by a blunt object causing a tendon to snap or by an internal force acting on the body e.g. moving quickly when a muscle was not ready and the muscle tears. Treatment focus’ on optimising the healing, keeping the other muscles and rest of the body in good shape whilst making the return to activity seamless.
Gradual onset injuries occur for a number of reasons including;
  • build up of fatigue,
  • the muscle locks to protect itself and it isn’t allowed to recover leading to a tear of that muscle,
  • microtrauma to ligaments leads to weakening of the joint,
  • joint inflammation also leading to weakening of the joint,
  • the body is avoiding another problem area causing overload of the new painful area,
The body then begins to compensate and adapt all structures (muscle, ligaments, joint symmetry, neural input, connective tissue) to maintain function. It is important to concentrate on ‘undoing’ the compensations at the same time as reducing the symptoms. It is then vital that we restore correct strength to weaker muscles so they support the joints.
The statement ‘prevention is better than cure’ is high on Response Physiotherapy’s agenda.  Our methodology of assessment has been worked to assess muscle function, joint stability/instability, movement patterns (functionally correct rather than task correct). By analysing these we can take an obvious asymmetry,  (Look in the mirror is one shoulder lower than the other? There are a multitude of reasons for this and it is often not the shoulders fault.) analyse the body and present a solution.
This can be done through a clinical solution where the physio applies the assessment and from experience and education can take you through a process of correction. It can also be done using the high speed camera and force plate. The use of these is described in our Response Elite section but is highly valuable in these problems.
In a Road Traffic Accident (RTA) the mechanism of the crash is fundamental to understanding what your body did during the crash. For example – in a head on collision you will move directly backwards and forwards restrained by your seatbelt. However thats not all. If your subconscious brain thought there was a crash coming even for a split second, then you will (without thinking) try to act e.g. you will put your foot on the brake. This now ties you into the structure of the car meaning the force of the crash will not only travel through the car it will travel up your leg on the brake. Depending on the speed of each car a different amount of force will be distributed through the body.
Any previous injuries will have a role now as your ability to cope with that force will be dictated by the strength and structure of the body. At Response physiotherapy we can work backwards with you to assess these forces and looking at your body create an action plan to reduce the effects of the crash.

An approximate break down of the types of treatment we provide at Response Physio.

39%

Sporting

13%

Trauma

23%

Gradual

20%

Asymmetry

5%

RTA

Response Physio

Testimonials

"Following a hip replacement last year I experienced problems when my muscles 'detached' themselves from the new hip. This left me with weakness in that hip and I had to use a walking stick and couldn't play golf any more. I see a physio at Response every two weeks to work on strengthening the muscles in my right leg and hip. I can now walk without a stick the majority of the time and played 18 holes of golf last week for the first time in a long time. I am now waiting for my knee replacing."

JEAN, 76 (Retired)

"I started seeing Response physiotherapy after I fell during a fell race which caused sharp pains in my shin when running. I was in training for a 42 mile fell race at the time and only had 6 weeks to go. I had about a weeks rest from running along with regular treatment sessions involving deep tissue massage to loosen the tight muscles and was able to get back to my training preparation. I successfully completed the 42 mile fell race - and gave myself a couple of new injuries along the way!"

DANIELLE, 40 (Ultra Distance Runner)

"I was involved in a car accident 4 months ago when a car hit me from behind. It resulted in shoulder and arm pain and meant that I couldn't lift weight above my head or lie on that shoulder. My treatment sessions would involve working into the tension in my arm, back and shoulder that had developed, mobilising my stiff spine and strengthening my back and shoulders. I was given some exercises to do at home, which I still do now even though I have re-gained full movement and no longer have pain."

WILLIAM, 54 (Policeman)

"My job involves me driving about 40,000 miles per year which causes calf pain that is aggravated by road running. I run about 18 miles per week to keep fit and didn't want to give this up. Response physio assessed me thoroughly and initially I had treatment on a weekly basis focusing on stretching and strengthening my hamstrings and calves along with calf massage, but as my strength has progressed and symptoms improved I now have a maintenance sports massage every month. I am now able to run on the road pain free."

Peter, 29 (Sports Photographer)

"As a young man I dislocated my left knee cap playing rugby. I had further injuries to this knee and now suffer from arthritis. I see one of the Response physios on a weekly basis for interferential therapy and this reduces the pain to allow me to play 18 holes of golf each week."

GEORGE, 86 (retired)

Sporting Athletes

  • Raquet Sports

  • Ball Sports

  • Multisports

Our previous customers have turned up with problems in all areas of the body. Sometimes it is local to the area, and sometimes it is the back causing the knee or the foot causing the back pain.  Either way we provide the kind of ‘joined up thinking’ that will try and de-mystify the way the body works.

 

Some of our customers will have had back or neck (or any area) problems for years which with correct project management we can have a large influence on.

We have lots of experience treating sporting athletes from Olympic swimmers, International Triathletes, International Footballers and Rugby players, to athletes looking to beat their personal best or brand new participants in sport.

Whatever type of athlete you are, the more consistent, joined-up, top-to-toe thinking we provide…. the better!

Most Common Areas of Pain

Most common areas of pain

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